Re: 4/14/12 Reds @ Nationals 4:05 start
Originally Posted by Kc61
3.35 doesn't sound bad to me. I don't know what average is.
Rolen is a patient hitter. His numbers will reflect that by year's end. Just watch his at bats, he's not just hacking away.
His contact has been weak though.
3.35 is down near the bottom of the list, although there's still a major sample issue with that number. Last year it was 3.64 and prior to that it was around 4.
I don't think there's enough sample for Doug to actually say he's no longer a patient hitter. There's less than 280 plate appearances that deviate from his career averages. That said, 3.35 is definitely not very patient if he continues that trend.
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